Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2015: Thursday

On Thursday’s Week in the Life series, Air Station Los Angeles crews conduct cliff rescue training in Rancho Palos Verde, Calif., boarding team member evaluations in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., advanced culinary training at Fort Lee, Va., an active shooter exercise in Boston and advancement ceremonies at Air Station Detroit.

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A history of heroes

The history of a military unit helps mold and shape its identity, sometimes just as much as the crews who carry out its missions. When a unit reaches 50 years in operation it usually serves as a proud marking point and an excellent time to look back on what events shaped that identity. For Air Station Los Angeles, that day came on Nov. 16, 2012, during an ceremony attended by current and past aircrews.

Keeping our maritime borders secure

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Mendenhall, 11th Coast Guard District public affairs. From interdicting drugs and migrants, to protecting America’s Exclusive Economic Zone from foreign fishing vessel incursions, protecting our borders is a national security imperative. As America’s […]

Keeping the Coast Guard airborne

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Mendenhall, 11th Coast Guard District public affairs. In today’s world it has become quite normal to view jobs that require using your hands or getting them dirty as undesirable. There seems to be […]

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2011 Video of the Year: Day 7

Today brings us to video number seven. The video will showcase a search and rescue case performed by an Air Station Los Angeles aircrew, but with a twist. This time you are seeing the rescue from the point of view of the rescue swimmer!


Week in the Life of the Coast Guard: Tuesday

Written by Chief Petty Officer CC Clayton, editor-in-chief, Coast Guard Magazine Ever wonder what the Coast Guard does in an average week during the winter months? Probably pretty slow, right? While a lot of people are digging themselves out from […]

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African American History Month: LTJG La’Shanda Holmes

Each year, the President of the United States designates February as African American History Month – a national celebration of both the accomplishments of and long struggle for equality for black Americans. In recognition of African American History Month 2011, […]

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The “Legacy Bird”

On a beautiful Southern California day, beachgoers and boaters will see several aircraft fly over the water. News helicopters, planes pulling advertisement banners and even the occasional seaplane. Despite the busy skies, the distinctive tone of a tail rotor draws […]

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Coast Guard air crew has their “Flying Day”

It’s hard to say if propelling yourself off a 30-foot high ramp in a homemade flying machine is a good idea or not. Most people might not think it is. But a few people, a very select group, think it’s a great way to spend a Saturday.

Guardian of the Week: LTjg La’Shanda Holmes

This week’s Guardian of the Week post comes to us from Naval Air Station Whiting Field where history was made as Lieutenant (junior grade) La’Shanda Holmes had her wings pinned on and became the first African American female helicopter pilot […]

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